Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show Blonde has debuted a host of premieres since its launch back in February and early Monday morning, Ocean kept the premiere train rolling as he debuted a new track from the A$AP Mob featuring A$AP Rocky called “Please Don’t Touch My Raf,” saluting Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons.
After teasing fans with a snippet of “Raf” earlier this year and previewing the highly-anticipated song recently at Rolling Loud festival, the “Fashion Killa” rapper sends off warning shots to anyone who tries to come close to touching his designer garments. The sinister track finds Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean backing Rocky’s warnings with shots of their own as Playboi Carti stamps his adlibs throughout the Raf Simons tribute. An alternative version to “Raf” also premiered on Blonde with a new verse and faster cadence from Frank Ocean.
Rocky, a longtime admirer of Raf Simons, told Time Magazine for its “100 Most Influential People of 2017” issue, “I feel like Raf Simons is important for the culture based on the fact that he built a whole new religion around fashion” later adding that “Raf is the greatest to ever do it.”
Listen to both versions of A$AP Rocky’s new song “Raf” below.